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Should the Mets be interested in Brewers shortstop Jean Segura?

ESPN's Buster Olney says this is pure speculation, but after a conversation with an evaluator, Olney believes the Mets should call the Milwaukee Brewers about trading for shortstop Jean Segura.

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Based on a conversation he had with an evaluator, ESPN's Buster Olney speculated that the Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers could pull something off to bring former All-Star Jean Segura to New York. The Brewers lack pitching depth; the Mets have a question mark at shortstop. Olney suggests that a trade could be in the best interests of both teams.

"It's hard to say whether or not he (Segura) has a future with the Brewers," says Olney in a vlog on Olney points out that Segura is looking at arbitration this offseason, which could lead the Brewers, who are 4-17 this season, to deal Segura away.

Segura is an upgrade over Wilmer Flores in terms of defensive range, but just like Flores, Segura is off to terrible start defensively with seven errors. But Olney points out that Segura needn't be the Mets' long-term solution at short, as they have Amed Rosario (Amazin' Avenue's #8 Mets prospect before this season) developing in the minor leagues. Segura would be an "interesting stopgap" according to Olney, because he would be an upgrade at shortstop and allow the Mets flexibility until Rosario is ready to be called up to the majors.

Offensively, Flores is hitting .270/.313/.429 while Segura is hitting .296/.321/.383, so Segura is probably not an upgrade in that regard. Whether his defensive reputation is enough to justify dealing anything of value for him is open for debate.